Oct. 1, 2021
Important Medicare and Prescription Drug Notice
For complete information read the PDF attached below. Questions should be directed to Heather Hayner at email@example.com or (269) 337-0165.
Please read this notice carefully and keep it where you can find it. This notice has information about your current prescription drug coverage with Kalamazoo Public Schools and about your options under Medicare’s prescription drug coverage. This information can help you decide whether or not you want to join a Medicare drug plan. If you are considering joining, you should compare your current coverage, including which drugs are covered at what cost, with the coverage and costs of the plans offering Medicare prescription drug coverage in your area. Information about where you can get help to make decisions about your prescription drug coverage is at the end of this notice.
There are two important things you need to know about your current coverage and Medicare’s prescription drug coverage:
- Medicare prescription drug coverage became available in 2006 to everyone with Medicare. You can get this coverage if you join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or join a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) that offers prescription drug coverage. All Medicare drug plans provide at least a standard level of coverage set by Medicare. Some plans may also offer more coverage for a higher monthly premium.
- MESSA’s actuaries, Willis Towers Watson, have determined that the prescription drug coverage offered by the Kalamazoo Public Schools is, on average for all plan participants, expected to pay out as much as standard Medicare prescription drug coverage pays and is therefore considered Creditable Coverage. Because your existing coverage is Creditable Coverage, you can keep this coverage and not pay a higher premium (a penalty) if you later decide to join a Medicare drug plan.
Hispanic Heritage Month Resources
Society for History and Racial Equity Holding Virtual Summit
SHARE (Society for History and Racial Equity) is holding a virtual 2021 Summit on Racism on Nov.12-13.
SHARE us seeking student input and insight on topics for the summit. One of main goals of the Summit on Racism is to create a space for the youth perspective, so they can talk openly and honestly about race and racism, how they understand their own bias, and how that bias plays into how they interact with people.
Survey Link: https://forms.gle/z6nNYwPPYcAnryo68
Share Your Fun, Interesting Classroom Photos and Stories
This week Milwood Elementary held its popular Family Fitness Night. The sixth annual event, which is organized by physical education teacher Jim Horn, highlights healthy activities that get everyone moving. This year's the gathering was moved totally outdoors.
Boys Lacrosse Coach Sought for United KC,LN Team
The Kalamazoo United program, with students from both Loy Norrix and Kalamazoo Central high schools, is seeking a boy's lacrosse coach. Practices and games are held at Kalamazoo Central High School. If interested, please contact KC Athletic Director Dylan Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KPS Job Listings
KRESA Virtual Bus Driver Job Fair
Stop by the Transportation Department, 1800 Ravine Road, and apply now. Call (269) 337-0500 for more information.